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"Titane is roughly seven horror movies plus one bizarrely tender parent-child romance soldered into one machine and painted all over with flames: it’s so replete with startling ideas, suggestive ellipses, transgressive reversals and preposterous propositions that it ought to be a godforsaken mess. Julie Ducournau’s filmmaking is as pure as her themes are profane: to add insult to the very many injuries inflicted throughout, Titane is gorgeous to look at, to listen to, to obsess over, and fetishize."
— The Playlist

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival

A violent automobile accident has left long-lasting repercussions: a child carries a titanium plate in their skull; a car-showroom model begins to exhibit sexual attraction to her wares; later, an unexpected pregnancy escalates to a horrific massacre; and a firefighter is reunited with a brutally bruised man who claims to be his long-lost son. As these episodes fuse in Julia Ducournau’s remarkable, Palme d’Or–winning follow-up to her memorable debut Raw, a lurid premise emerges — one best discovered without any further expectations beyond the promise of exceptional performances, inspired provocations, and maverick filmmaking.

Fluidly exploring themes of sexuality, gender identity, and parenthood in tandem with Ducournau’s now-signature body-horror sensibilities and gory gallows humour, Titane is an unflinching foray to the very peaks (and depths) of human extremities.

Starring: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Laïs Salameh, Garance Marillier

Director: Julia Ducournau

Runtime: 108 minutes

Genre: Cult, Drama, Festival Favorite, Woman Directed

Year: 2021

Country: France

Language: In French with English subtitles

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"Denis Villeneuve’s new Dune is a breathtaking film worthy of the visionary Frank Herbert’s rich, sophisticated source material."
— The Globe and Mail

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Rating: Rated PG-13

Runtime: 155 minutes

Genre: Drama, Science Fiction

Year: 2021

Country: United States

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The French Dispatch

"This charming sketchbook of stories about American expatriates in France delivers a welcome salute to storytelling as a way to make sense of the world. This freewheeling three-part salute to old-school journalism in general and The New Yorker in particular, is an endearing and liberated explosion of Andersonian aesthetics."
— IndieWire

The French Dispatch brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson

Director: Wes Anderson

Rating: Rated R

Runtime: 103 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Year: 2021

Country: United States